Australia has a world leading healthcare system that combines a leading government funded public system and an extensive private hospital network.
1Medical have experience in assisting doctors of all levels and specialities across the entire country including metropolitan cities, regional towns, coastal areas and rural areas Our expert team will assist with guiding you through the entire process from start to finish to ensure you transition to a new role with minimal hassle and allow you to focus on the thing that matter.
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Australia is a greatly diverse country in terms of geography, climate and culture and it would be difficult to summarise the opportunities here so we would advise that you contact us today to take the next steps on your journey towards Australia.
The process for transitioning to Australia as a medical practitioner is overseen by the following regulatory bodies:
The below information is provided as a reference however we would strongly advise contacting 1Medical before trying to navigate the system. Our team will be able to provide expert advice on which option is most suited to your specific situation.
The Australian Medical Council is an independent national standards body whose purpose is to ensure that standards of education, training and assessment of the medical profession promote and protect the health of the Australian community.
The two main functions carried out by the AMC are:
For more information on the Australian Medical Council please see AMC
As an IMG entering Australia you will follow on of the following pathways administered by the AMC dependant on your current qualification:
This pathway is for IMGs seeking general registration who are NOT eligible for the Competent Authority Pathway or the Specialist Pathway.
The two options for progression via the Standard Pathway are by AMC examinations OR workplace based assessments.
The AMC examination route is the most commonly followed and comprises of AMC CAT MCQ Examination and the AMC Clinical Examination.
For more information on the AMC Standard Pathway please see https://www.amc.org.au/assessment/pathways/standard-pathway/
Competent Authority Pathway
The Competent Authority Pathway (CAP) is intended for overseas trained non-specialists trained in an authority deemed competent by the Medical Board of Australia (MBA / AHPRA).
Successful entry via the CAP provides a quicker route to general registration without the need for examinations.
The approved competent authorities are:
For more information on the Competent Authority Pathway please see CAP
Intended for overseas trained specialists who have a primary qualification from a recognised training institution with the most common route to seek assessment of comparability to the standard of a specialist trained in in Australia.
Specialist recognition is conducted via the relevant specialist college – see below for list of colleges:
For more information on the AMC Specialist Pathway please see Specialist pathway
Implemented in 2010, AHPRA supports multiple national boards including the Medical Board of Australia (MBA).
The Medical Board of Australia registers medical practitioners and develops standards for the medical profession including accreditation standards and accredited courses.
When necessary the MBA investigates complaints about medical practitioners and conducts hearings and tribunals.
The MBA assesses international medical graduates who wish to practise in Australia.
Under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, there is a range of registration categories under which a doctor can practise medicine in Australia
Categories of medical registration are:
For more information on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency please see AHPRA
The pathways and ongoing standard of speciality medicine are governed by the relevant specialist college.
Below is the list of recognised specialist colleges:
As a doctor working with the public health system in Australia you will work in conjunction with the Medicare system which is governed by the Australian Government Department of Human Services
Patients are entitled to a rebate for treatment from medical practitioners who have been issued a Medicare provider number and can also obtain free treatment in public hospitals.
As part of your journey to working in Australia our team will give advice and guidance over the Medicare system and how you will access Medicare in your new position, if required.
For more information on Medicare please see - medicare
The final, non-clinical related aspect of a move to Australia is securing the appropriate work visa for you and your family.
Securing a work visa for Australia is a relatively straightforward process for doctors that meet the standard requirements.
The most common route of entry would be via a 482 visa, sponsored via your employed. A 482 visa provides security and allows your partner / dependants to work unrestricted for any employer.
Permanent Residency and Citizenship options are also available either as employer sponsored or via direct skill select entry.
1Medical are pleased to be an approved by Australian Government Department of Home Affairs to provide visa sponsorship.
Please find more information on 1M Migration and Regulatory services at M & R Services
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